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How to distinguish acetone and ammonia odor after running?

I heard that burning fat leads to acetone odor while burning muscles leads to ammonia smell. Is this true? How can I distinguish both smells as they are very similar?
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How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?

After more than a month walking at a fast pace everyday, my body seems to be adapting and now I need to walk at a ridiculously forced high speed in order to feel it sort of challenging. So I want to ...
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Feet turned out while running

This is related to this question: Is it bad that my feet turn outward when I run? I have the exact experience, but my circumstances are a little different as I believe I have a physical condition ...
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What material of underwear should I use for running?

I have had this doubt for quiet some time now. The place where I live is quite hot & humid. So, I wear cotton briefs always, including while running. While I run the half marathons or while I go ...
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At what speed should I run?

I'm wondering how one should control the speed of running. Currently my running speed for a 'long' run goes like this: 1st-3rd minute: Starting an 9km/h going down to about 8km/h. I actually try to ...
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How to run down a steep hill

I'm running with a fore foot strike and have been told and agree with it, that it is really easy to run uphill. It feels really natural. But how to I run down hill? Especially when the slope is ...
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Can running on the beach lead to injury due to the slanted surface?

My favorite place to run is the hard and moist sand where the ocean meets the beach. A friend of mine said I should avoid running at the beach, since the running-surface is slightly slanted, which can ...
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What is the mileage needed to run half-marathon in minimalist shoes without injury?

I have been running in minimalist shoes for about 4 months now, gradually getting to 40-80 km a month. The maximum distance I have run so far is 12 kilometers. I want to run a half-marathon in about ...
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How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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Heart rate monitoring & tracking with the Samsung Galaxy Gear (or similar) Smartwatch. Possible? [closed]

First, the faq states "gear and gadgets used during exercise" is on-topic. So I am going to ask about the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch (or similar watches) and I hope that is OK. I would be ...
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Maintenance of the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle for Long-distance Running?

The Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle can be in an intense training during long-distance running, particularly if forefoot running. How do you maintain the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle for ...
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Running in the same speed or shifting gear?

I am a beginner in running who run about 2 miles per day. How can I improve it? And also I want to know, is that better to run in the same speed or to shift gear during the running?
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How can I fit 7 weeks of C25K training into two weeks?

I signed up for a 5k mud run a few weeks ago, and started a C25K program.... at which point I realized it's a 10 week program and I only had 4 weeks to train! So I've got two weeks left, and I ...
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how many high intensity interval training (HIIT) schedules can/should I do per week?

I am currently training for marathons (half & full) coming up in quick successions. My best is 1 hr 44 min for a half marathon. I haven't attempted the full marathon yet. But I have got the ...
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When dieting, what's the shortest run that requires an increase in caloric intake?

I'm an average weight person trying to lose 5-10 pounds, but possibly like a lot of people, I tend to use the fact that I exercise as a good excuse to eat more. "Oh, I'll need the extra energy later ...
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How to Alternate Starting Strength and Running/Jogging

I R overweight dude with main focus on running... with many many failed attempts in the past to stick to the gym due to DOMS and ** getting too tough to progress... I understand weight training helps ...
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Is it normal to crave for lemons after running [closed]

About 1-2 hours after running yesterday evening, I was cooking some salsa in my kitchen. When adding some lemon juice to the salsa I suddenly had a craving for the lemon and basically ate half a ...
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Cause and prevention of post-race headache [duplicate]

I often get a mild headache within a few hours of finishing a half marathon race or other intense distance run. I otherwise feel fine. Are there any common causes of/methods to prevent such headaches? ...
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Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

Are modern "barefoot running" or air-cushion running shoes better that the previous EVA-soles of the 80s and 90s? I feel better protected with the EVA, landing solidly on the heel, and have the ...
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What runner's heart rate monitoring gadgets let a user to download his heart rate history to a PC? [closed]

I am a science&tech "geek" (I like to study things myself, using my PC in advanced ways like programming my own analytic solutions) and I like to run. So I am willing to purchase a gadget (like a ...
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Bad to run in the smoke?

I live in Northern California and there are a bunch of wild fires up here right now. The skies are a bit hazy and I can smell smoke in the air. Should I avoid running in this weather?
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When running with toe-first technique, should heels touch the ground?

I'm a beginner runner for years. Usually I've had to stop running after a while because of knee problem or common colds. Because of the first, I've got interested in toe-first technique (referred also ...
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Ammonia smell when running?

In my long runs (about 25k) when I finnish the smell of my body is like ammonia, I have read in internet thats because of converting my muscles into energy, so Could I say that my body is not burning ...
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Methods for self-assessing running technique

One of the first suggestions when looking at improving a running pace is to examine your technique. However, I prefer to run alone and if I didn't I don't know any experienced runners. I most ...
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How do you effectively train for running while in the water?

I am looking for alternatives to doing effective cardio running in the water. Big plus if there are ways to get all of the same muscles to fire, to scale workouts easily, to be able to have an ultra ...
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Training on small/medium hills for a trail race with large hills

I live in an area with small hills. How do I make the most of these hills when training for a trail race with much larger hills? One of my favorite races is a 15-mile trail race with 3000+ ft (900+ ...
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Converting times from treadmill to outdoor running?

I have found a few websites that claim the oxygen usage is countered by increasing a treadmill to a 1 degree incline, however, what I'm looking for is a way to convert treadmill running times into ...
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Is there any way to keep your knee problem free in the long run for a distance runner?

I found on the internet that people who are runners and run long distances surmount knee problems in their later life. I am a runner too and I don't want any kind of problems with my legs anytime in ...
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What can I do to limit shin splints?

I get shin splints when running on concrete/asphalt, anything hard. Rubber track I am fine, grass I am fine, treamills fine. So what can I do to limit shin splints on hard surfaces? I have tried ...
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How can I learn running barefoot on asphalt without having blisters?

I have been running for years for fun. Since last year I am interested in marathons. I attended 2 marathons and currently getting prepared for Munich marathon. I run 4 times a week. And I would like ...
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How long should i excercise?

I used to do physical activity in my school-days but after college it got reduced and after that none. I started doing exercises five month back I am following this regular exercise routine. 6km ...
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How is WAVA age grading calculated?

WAVA (now WMA) age grading is a method of comparing your running (and maybe other athletic?) performance across ages and genders. Most places describe it as being relative to the world record ...
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Training for an ultramarathon without hills

I am training for my first mountain ultramarathon :-) Unfortunately, I live in a completely flat location --- the biggest hill is about 20 meters. I use the hill extensively during my runs, but I am ...
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Does anything treat and/or prevent inflammation

I train in long distance running and sometimes end up with typical running injuries often attributed to inflammation. For example, I recently had to take long-ish breaks because of what I believe to ...
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How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

I have spent the last few years running in stability shoes with orthotics (Brooks Adrenaline line) to prevent ankle pain caused by overpronation. My joints and muscles are fine after long runs ...
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Runtastic heart rate zones way too high?

I measured my resting heart rate using the runtastic chest strap and It is 54. I am 27 years old and my current weight is 75 kilograms (165.3 lb). I used the Formular which according to wikipedia was ...
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How to choose a running shoe when you weigh 80-85kg?

I've read a little bit about shoes for running on asphalt and for trail-running, but they always refer to lightweight people. I would like to know what to look for in a running shoe when my weight is ...
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Objective test for running shoe cushioning deterioration

Is there an objective test that I can use to determine the deterioration of my running shoes cushioning? I follow the rule of thumb and replace my shoes after about 500km. But some shoes feel like the ...
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Intensity or duration in aerobics?

I have read a few articles about the duration and intensity of aerobics,most of which were in contradiction. I heard that interval running for 5 minutes with high speed(on treadmill) burns more FAT ...
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Indoor jump rope as a temporary suplement for long distance running?

Due to very bad smog situation that will last at least couple of weeks, I can't go running outside. I was thinking I could supplement long distance running by some jump rope excercises at home. I am ...
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Minimising ankle rub in running shoes

I have a frequent problem that deters me from running. I have a bad habit of picking shoes that rub my heels on longer runs. In the store they feel great, but after a 5km run they just destroy the ...
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What is the minimum long run training distance to finish a half-marathon?

As per the title, what is the minimum long run training distance to merely be capable of finishing a half-marathon? I've been trying to research this myself and answers seem to be all over the place ...
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Dealing with jet lag when travelling internationally for a marathon?

I live in Europe and will be travelling to the US for the Chicago marathon. I would like to stay a week in the US. How do you minimize the effects of jet lag for the day of the race? Is it best to ...
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How do I keep my running form up with a broken toe?

I broke my fourth toe (minor fracture). Doctor's orders prevent me from running for about a month. Swimming hurts and is not really an option for a while. My running base is about 40 kilometers per ...
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How long do I have to train to be a Ultra Trail Runner?

If someone would like to be a Ultra Runner from zero, for how long would have to train for the body to get in perfect shape of an 80k ultra race... 6 months? 1 year? 2-3 years?
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Natural Running - less injuries or not

In context of running, one of the most discussed subjects over the last many years probably have been whether "Natural Running" will prevent injuries or actually be the source of injuries. I have ...
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What is the efficacy of shock wave therapy in treating plantar fasciitis?

I have had plantar fasciitis for over a year now, have tried a variety of treatments (e.g. stretching, golf ball rolling, night splint, physical therapy, etc.), and would like to know the efficacy of ...
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Stretching routines for runners

I've recently started up my long distance running again, and am looking to compete in a marathon early next year. However, I've noticed that specifically my achilles tendon can be quite stiff some ...
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Running speed versus running power - is there a difference?

I have noticed that you can put more "force" in to each press off the ground when running, making it more of a power run, or a fast sprint, or the kind of running footballers do when they go to tackle ...
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Is series training more exhausting than long run training?

I would like to know if when training in a day with a speed series like 8x400 is more heavy than a 18k longrun. Because yesterday I did my first speed series training and I was sleeping all the ...